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  •  Sorry that you see equivalence (1+ / 0-)
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    keepemhonest

    between someone who has deliberately and consistently sought to undermine progressive discussion on a vital policy issue, and someone who calls out that person and tries to put a stop to it.

    If I'm just intimidating progress by such an intervention, where does such an analysis stop?  Aren't you doing the same by commenting to me?  

    Be serious.  You may disagree wrt kestrel, but don't pretend that this is not a legitimate topic of community concern.

    Yet it is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set... -- Gandalf

    by dnta on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 08:10:58 AM PST

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    •  I am being serious (13+ / 0-)

      I think you are completely out of line in this diary. You've only commented about another user in this diary and you haven't made a single comment about the topic!

      I DO understand the importance of this to many people here. And if you could get out of attack mode for a moment, you might find that I agree with you on this issue more than I agree with kes. But I don't know your thoughts on the topic because all you've done is enlighten me on your opinion of another user.

      Kes and I have disagreed on this topic, and we've managed to do it with civility. I do side with his group on occasion because many of my friends and family literally feed their families by hunting. So some of the more extremist views on the anti-gun side are just as preposterous to me as the extremists on the pro-gun side.

      But you're not talking about any of that. The ONLY thing you've commented on in this diary is k9k. How do you NOT see that as derailment?  

      P.S. I am not a crackpot.

      by BoiseBlue on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 08:18:34 AM PST

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      •  See my new comment below (1+ / 0-)
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        to Frank Rose.

        While you may suspect otherwise, I have no great desire to engage in endless flame battles, and I've very rarely ever done so.  I knowingly made this specific intervention to k9 because I honestly feel he is poisoning the debate, and it needs to stop, period.

        But I would much rather have a discussion on the topic, even with diametric opponents, if they're so willing.

        Yet it is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set... -- Gandalf

        by dnta on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 08:28:49 AM PST

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